Reversing a customers payment
warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Mar 19 14:21:41 EST 2006
Wouter van Marle <wouter at squirrel-systems.com> writes:
> On Sat, 2006-03-18 at 12:01 +0200, Jacques Verryn wrote:
>> >>I'm having a problem with Account Receivable. I issued an invoice to a
>> >>customer which was paid with a stale check. I processed the payment, but
>> >>now I need to process the bounced check. I created a transaction that
>> >>debits Accounts Receivable and credits the Checking Account. This
>> >>transaction updates the bank account and Accounts Receivable to the
>> >>correct balance.
>> >>My problem is that the reversal is not picked up when I generate a
There's no way to assign a hand-entered transaction to a particular
customer. I'm HOPING to get this feature added before 2.0.0.
>> If where is any way to reverse the payment in the gnucash xml file I'm
>> will to do that. Else it is time to get my hands dirty and dig into the
>> code. Any advice at hacking GNUCash with regards to this subject is welcome.
> OK it's maybe not sound in book keeping terms: but you can easily delete
> the payment of course. Just go to your bank account here the payment is
> made, and delete this one. Then the invoice should end up as unpaid
> I've been doing so as I've been testing this feature; to get a hang of
> how it works I've been adding payments, and deleted or edited them
You should never hand-edit a business transaction in 1.8. Indeed, you
should never hand-create or modify any transaction into or out of A/R
or A/P. (you CAN delete payment transactions, however). If I get the
above feature into 2.0.0 then this restriction will go away.
> Now how to remove an invoice (particularly one that is not posted), that
> is another matter! That'd also be a great option.
It may be possible to remove an invoice, but that code was never
written and I have no plans to ever write it. Removing a customer,
vendor, or employee will NEVER happen -- all the checking for data
coherency would make it nearly impossible.
This is what the "inactive" flag is for.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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